|5 Braylon Heard
Eager to get back on the field for spring practice ... Transferred from Nebraska to Kentucky in the summer of 2013 ... Was able to practice with the team last season but had to sit out game action because of transfer rules ... During his two seasons with the Cornhuskers, he rushed 77 times for 452 yards, a 5.9-yard average, and one touchdown.
2013 (Junior): Redshirted because of the transfer rule.
2012 (Sophomore at Nebraska): Competed in 12 games, rushing for 348 yards with a 6.7 yards per attempt average and three touchdowns ... Rushed for a career-high 74 yards against Idaho State with a career-best 27-yard run with one touchdown.
2011 (Freshman at Nebraska): Played in seven games and finished with 114 rushing yards and a touchdown on 25 carries ... Season-high 42 yards on seven carries at Minnesota.
High School: Standout performer for Coach P.J. Fecko at Ohio prep power Cardinal Mooney High School ... Rushed for 1,973 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, while catching two touchdowns and anchoring returning duties for kickoffs and punts ... Led Cardinal Mooney to a perfect 15-0 record and the Division III state championship senior year ... Earned first-team All-Ohio honors as a running back senior year and Division IV All-Ohio honor as a cornerback junior season ... Rated among top-5 funning backs in the country and top-60 overall recruit nationally according to Rivals.com ... Scout.com ranked him among the top-35 running backs in the nation ... Member of state champion 4x100-meter relay team at Mooney.
Personal: Born in Youngstown, Ohio ... Son of Michelle Sullivan ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.
Braylon Says ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: LeBron James ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: something in the music industry ... My favorite part of game day is: running out of the tunnel ... The one thing I like most about football is: the relationships you build with players and other people involved.